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Exclusive: Iran helps Syria ship oil to China: sources
Iran is helping its ally Syria defy Western sanctions by providing a vessel to ship Syrian oil to a state-run company in China, potentially giving the government of President Bashar al-Assad a financial boost worth an estimated $80 million.

Iran backtracks on ‘engineers’ release in Syria
Iran on Sunday backtracked on reports that five Iranian “engineers” abducted in Syria had been freed — the second time in months it retracted news of their liberation.